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It is Official, Lads are Laundry Layabouts It is Official, Lads are Laundry Layabouts

Sorry to tell you guys, but research shows that ladies do the vast majority of housework to home.

Okay here's a subject that's going to divide opinion, who do you think does the most work in your household? When male and females share a home, and both are working full-time, which one do you think does the most household chores?

According to a survey carried out by woman's hour on Radio 4 in which 1,001 men and women were questioned, women claimed they spent an average of 11.5 hours a week on household chores in comparison to just six hours for guys.

This might come as a shock to some people, most blokes won't believe it, but there's a definite rift when it comes to keeping the house tidy and it seems like guys simply aren't pulling their weight.

Is this the true picture though?

Household tasks for women, not for men.

During the Radio 4 survey only 5% of men admitted to cleaning the house on a weekly basis, and women more often than not, performed an average of double the amount of work.

Remarkably nearly two-thirds of women were fine about this inequality because they are happy with the balance, or simply believed they performed the tasks better than their other half.

The tasks completed by women varied greatly and included:

  • Cleaning - Vacuuming, cleaning bathroom etc.
  • Laundry - washing clothing, bedding, sheets etc.
  • Tidying Up - Clearing Away Clutter
  • Ironing
  • Arranging childcare
  • Organising the Family Budget
  • Taking Children to Sports Clubs
  • Helping with Homework
  • Making sandwiches - packing schoolbags etc.
  • Buying Presents
  • Reading Stories
  • Playing nursemaid when children are poorly

Learn to love those laundry chores!

The findings might alarm some men but don't feel bad if you aren't pulling your weight at home. There's still time to do something about this guys, maybe do a little calculation and see how fair and equal the chore duties are in your house.

Actually, the BBC make this easier for you, they provide a 'Chore Wars' calculator tool which conveniently calculates who takes on most responsibility at home.

Try it if you dare...

And remember, there's nothing to fear by taking on extra chores at home. You can simplify domestic tasks by installing features such as laundry chutes at home. Get in touch with us here at Inventive Homes if you like the sound of this.

The hidden gem in your home Find the ideal chute solution for your home

Our laundry chutes are like hidden gems, but this is no secret you’ll want to keep under wraps. Stylish and affordable, we have different styles of chutes to suit your lifestyle and needs, from SMARTCHUTE systems designed for DIY installations, to premium grade Python solutions, tailored to your exact requirements and benefitting from a 10-year guarantee.

To explore the different designs of laundry chute systems we currently supply and install, you can discover here, or to discuss your project in more detail don’t hesitate to contact us.
Watch your laundry drop away with laundry chutes Call To Remove The Hassle of Housework

Add a laundry chute to your property and this becomes your housework tonic, helping to ease you through washday, and making this process as painless as possible.
Rest assured, at Inventive Homes, your individual laundry needs are our primary concern.

Washday chores drop away down a laundry chute, simply contact us today to see how we can make life so much easier for you, the number to dial is 0800 0467 922, or visit GED Chutes for a commercial installation.
Washing made easy with Inventive Homes Get started on a chute installation today

For more you time and less chore time, get started on your laundry chute installation today. The easiest way to do this is to send us your project, development or house plans here or for an informal chat about commercial or domestic laundry chutes, please call us today on 0800 0467 922.

We have many years of experience at installing hundreds of successful laundry chutes, and we can provide you with a FREE, no obligation quote, whilst matching the best systems to suit your property, lifestyle and finances.

NCD Ltd t/a Inventive Homes
Apex House
Duke Avenue, Stanley Green
0800 046 7922
Company Number: 06212980, VAT number: 912735335, UTR number: 859


Laundry chutes (sometimes misspelt laundry shoots, shutes or Linen shoots) from Inventive homes, help make your laundry (or washing) cycle easier. A laundry chute quickly gets dirty laundry from upstairs to downstairs, eliminating hassle, and risk of hazard. Can be fitted into an existing house or a new build. We have three ranges of products.

We provide and fit laundry chutes. We can provide a quote within 48 hours. Delivery of laundry chute parts is usually next day and we can install it for you or you can do the installation yourself.

We offer a range of products to suit your budget. All our laundry chute are stocked in the UK, are maintenance free and come with guarantees, and for complete safety 1 Hour UK fire rated laundry chute doors and tamperproof locks fitted as standard - child and pet safe.

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